Orientation Information (Wednesday, August 12 - Friday, August 14)
Wednesday, August 12 - Friday, August 14: Students are invited to wear “free dress.” As a reminder, students must adhere to the Non-Uniform Appearance Code Guidelines during orientation days.
On “free dress” days, students are allowed to wear non-uniform attire. Such non-uniform attire should be in keeping with the academic nature of the classroom and it should reflect good taste and appropriateness to a school setting. Attire must meet the following standards and failure to do so could result in disciplinary action:
- All clothing must be free from tears, cuts, and holes.
- Shirts must be long enough to cover the midriff.
- Shirts must cover shoulders (no spaghetti, strapless, or halter tops).
- Hair must be neat and clean, and of a color that approximates the student’s natural hair color.
- Any item of clothing or accessories bearing initials, names, symbols, or advertisements representing any organization that contrasts the mission of OLP or references and/or promotes drug or alcohol use is not considered appropriate school wear.
Manner of Participation: OLP students are required to observe the same standard of courtesy and interpersonal respect that governs face-to-face classroom behavior, including appropriate tone and language when engaged in all forms of communication with students and instructors, including but not limited to class discussions, wall postings, instant messaging, and email. Students are also expected to refrain from excessive private chatting or private communication during orientation.
Successful Zoom Strategies:
- Log into your class/session on time.
- Demonstrate your presence by having your video on.
- Mute your microphone until you are asked to unmute or respond.
- Ensure your name (first and last) is displayed. If it is not, rename yourself to provide this information. You may add your preferred name in ( ) between your first and last name. This will support proper attendance.
- Facial expressions support whether you are present, engaged, in agreement, and/or understanding the information being communicated.
- A positive attitude makes everything better.
- Contribute to discussions (either with your voice or with the chat).
Examples of inappropriate personal presentation include, but are not limited to:
- Inappropriate dress, such as revealing clothing, costumes, pajamas, bathrobes, or swim attire.
- Engaging in a simultaneous activity (e.g., eating, using a telephone, reading a book, watching TV).
- Interacting with persons who are not part of the class/orientation.
- Leaving the camera frequently or for an extended period of time.
- Turning the camera off.
- Having other persons or pets in view of the camera.
- Behaving in an overtly inattentive manner.
Choice of Location: OLP students are required to attend class/orientation in a location that allows for their full participation. Specifically, students must be on camera in an environment that is free of auditory or visual distractions and that allows for open participation in class discussions.
Examples of inappropriate locations include, but are not limited to:
- Commercial establishments with loud background noise or visual distractions.
- Non-quiet home areas, in which the activities of other residents and/or pets are potential distractions.
- Libraries in areas whose rules do not permit students to participate in conversations.
- Parks or other outdoor areas that have a high level of background noise.
- Airports, aboard airplanes, or other moving vehicles.
Attendance at Frosh Technology Orientation on Thursday, August 13 from 9:00 - 11:30 am is mandatory. On this day, the Class of 2024 will continue their orientation with technology and responsible use training to help introduce students to the policies, procedures, and learning expectations related to technology use at OLP. Students will experience a rotation of seminars on the topics of digital citizenship, netiquette, online research tools, and best practices related to Google Classroom, Blackbaud, and other online learning platforms.
Attendance at the Class Meeting is mandatory for all students. The Frosh class meeting will be held virtually on Friday, August 14 from 9:00 - 10:30 am.
Class pictures have been postponed to a future date based on our current status of remote learning. Please note that students will be required to wear formal uniforms for their class pictures. We will send out more information regarding class pictures once a date is selected.
*Refer to the Frosh Welcome Booklet in the sidebar for additional information about BYOD, Carpools, Class Placement, Summer School, Athletics, and Counseling.
- May 6 | Spring Welcome Night
- July 15 | Final Transcripts, Immunization Records, and Physician Physicals Due to [email protected]
- August 12 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM | Frosh Orientation Day - Virtual (Required Attendance)
- August 13 | 9:00 - 11:30 AM | Frosh Tech Orientation - Virtual (Required Attendance)
- August 14 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM | Class of 2024 Meeting - Virtual (Required Attendance)
- August 17 | 7:45 AM | First Day of School
- Dec. 16-18 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM | Final Exams (Required Attendance)
Summer Reading Requirements
- Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals
“Women of Heart” - Think about the following questions while you are reading:
- What does it mean to have heart?
- How does having a passion or belief in something shape who we are or who we become?
- What is the difference between passion and drive?
- What do you think people need to overcome hardships?
- In what ways is a Melba a woman of heart?
- Melba’s grandmother states that Melba is a “warrior on the battlefield for you Lord.” In what ways are Melba and the rest of the Little Rock Nine warriors? How are they women of heart?
- What qualities do you have in common with Melba?
New Parent Coffee: Please Join Us!
We are so very excited to welcome you to the start of your daughter’s first year at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. This four-year journey together as partners in the education of your daughter will fly by! As you begin, our goal is to help provide you with all of the information you will need to successfully navigate the high school experience.
We ask that all parents attend the morning coffee event! RSVP coming soon
- Tuesday, September 1, 8:00 am
- Wednesday, September 2, 11:15 am
All class meetings, orientation, and technology training will be held virtually.
- 9:00-11:00 am on Wednesday, August 12 with Link Crew for Frosh Orientation via Zoom (link forthcoming)
- 9:00-11:30 am on Thursday, August 13 Frosh Tech Bootcamp, led by Dr. Gascho and Mrs. Conroy (link forthcoming)supported by faculty members via Zoom
- 9:00-10:30 am on Friday, August 14 Class Meeting with Class Moderators via Zoom (link forthcoming)
Visit our textbooks page for more information on what books you need to purchase!
Student’s California Immunization Record card (blue) is due July 15, 2020.
If your daughter attends one of the Catholic elementary schools in the diocese, they will send us her blue immunization card. There is no need for you to also send it.
Students Admitted at Ages 7-17 Years Need These Immunizations:
- Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—4 doses
- (3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday)
- Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
- (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose
- (2 doses required at 7th grade)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- (Admission at ages 7-12 years need 1 dose; ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria,and Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose at 7th grade or out-of-state transfer admission at 8th–12th grades
- (1 dose on or after the 7th birthday)
Personal Beliefs Exemptions Ending
In the new law on immunization requirements, are religious beliefs distinguished from other personal beliefs?
No distinction is made between exemptions based on religious beliefs and other personal beliefs. Starting in 2016, exemptions for religious or other personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into school or child care in California.
Will personal beliefs exemptions filed during or after 2016 be valid?
No. Starting in 2016, personal beliefs exemptions will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into school or child care in California.
A physical is required of all new students for both Health and Fitness classes as well as athletics. This physical needs to be valid for the entire 2020-2021 school year so please do your best to schedule your daughter's physical after June 1. UPDATE: We have been directed by CIF that we will need to add information to the physical forms about COVID-19 with regards to information, risk, waiver of liability, etc. Therefore, the 2020-2021 physical form has been delayed. Thank you for your patience. We now recommend that you schedule your daughter's physical for as close to July 15 as you can.